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School Supplies for First Ward

This morning the First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and First Ward Place Apartments dispensed all manner of school supplies for the new school year. NATCA Charitable Foundation and Vector Shirts stepped up, again, to help us help our young neighbors. All told we provided nearly $1,800 in […]

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July 4th with the One House

Once again, the First Ward Community Fund provided a 4th of July feast for the men and woman on duty at Station One. And, once again, the Station was open for neighbors to take a tour. City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey joined the crew for lunch and as per her usual, she baked fresh cookies. A […]

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Gatorade For CMPD

This morning Karie Greathouse, President of First Ward Neighbors, delivered Gatorade to the Central Division. Every year the First Ward Community Fund provides Gatorade to CMPD for use on the Fourth of July. It’s always hot and the men and women of CMPD put in long hours on this national holiday. The gift is intended […]

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Citizen Service Award

Today, Bob Szymkiewicz, a long time resident of First Ward was recognized by CMPD for his work in the community. Chief Kerr Putney recognized Bob and many other residents of the city in a ceremony that took place at the Police and Fire Training Academy. Narrative: Bob Szymkiewicz has lived in the First Ward Community […]

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This Is First Ward

What makes First Ward special? First Ward is a neighborhood not a collection of sub-divisions. First Ward is a thriving community. Yesterday a young resident held a birthday party for her son. It was a great event and members of the community stepped up to make it so. Trinity Episcopal School allowed her to use its field so that […]

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Lunch With Friends

Today we had lunch with some of our friends from the Central Division. Catching up with both current and former members of our Division is great. It’s always nice to spend time together, but this year it is particularly gratifying to be able show support for the people who help to keep us safe. As […]

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This mural hangs in the Central Division office in First Ward

Lunch With Friends

Yesterday we took several, past and present, Central Division Officers to lunch. Those who attended enjoyed a great meal and those who had other commitments were missed (and yes, we talked about you). It was nice catching up with our friends who have moved to other areas of the city. Several have been promoted and […]

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Blanket Drive

Yesterday, Carlos W & friends delivered one-hundred-seventy new blankets to the homeless population of Charlotte. Several weeks ago Carlos mentioned, via social media, his desire to undertake this project. The response was rapid with many people offering to help. The First Ward Community Fund has a history of this type of giving and we too […]

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Bob Szy... with Marguerite Caputo Suppa and Tom Seaver.

Take a Slice Out of Cancer V

Last evening several residents of First Ward and members of our board attended the fifth annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer fundraiser at Villa Francesca. Each year the event gets bigger and better with a veritable who’s who of Charlotte in attendance. Now, while the event is a party, the emphasis is on defeating […]

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Happy Fourth Y’all

Today I spent some time with our  friends at the CMPD Central Division Office. It’s always nice to catch-up with Lt. Cunningham and Officer Rowland. I did get to meet the new members of the leadership team and just hang out with the Police and chat. It seems all is well and solid plans are in […]

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